Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Beginning Beekeeping

Join Greg Fischer, owner of Wild Blossom Meadery, and Beekeeper for the Arboretum, to learn about beekeeping. Register now.

Your Urban Orchard

This full-day workshop will offer a comprehensive look at caring for your backyard orchard. November 2, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Plant An Easy-Care Garden

In this class, you'll discover design strategies and plant combinations that look great without a lot of maintenance. October 25, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Landscape Plants-Late Fall Trees and Shrubs

Learn to identify the plants that will help you create a beautiful home landscape. 3 classes, select Thursdays & Saturdays in October. Times vary.

Introduction to Botany

Learn how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. 6 Tuesdays, October 15–November 19, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Wonderful Winter Containers

Rachel Drucks will use her experience with the Arboretum’s containers to introduce good plants for containers, and demonstrate the principles of container design and correct potting strategies. At The Morton Arboretum, Saturday, November 30, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Herbal Holiday Baking-SOLD OUT

This hands-on program will include how to craft herbal shortbread and cookies, candied herb flowers, tea breads and bread spreads, along with two methods for making scones. At The Morton Arboretum, Saturday, November 23, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Holiday Wreaths and Swags-SOLD OUT

Discover the methods used to create wreaths, learn insider tricks, and design a Thanksgiving themed swag. At The Morton Arboretum, Saturday, November 16, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.